Sunday, 19 March 2017

Super Minerals 'Clusters'

Still our favourite Super Minerals release, and the only to feature a piano.
A bit like Lubomyr Melnik really letting loose, and listening back to his session back through a cassette deck.
Our latest batch is still available via bandcamp and email order.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Available Now! CLR07 & CLR08 - Straytone & AxJxB

We're happy to announce our next two releases, available now on C40 Cassette or Digital Download.

Straytone 'Brute-Force Melody Cracking'

Tokyo-dwelling modular artist brings auto-generated melodies that weave and evolve - each new line effacing the last as it moves onwards with graceful speed. Complimented by a cooler, cinematic drone that makes this a dynamic yet complete debut release. 
Edition of 20

AJB 'Relics of YX'

Multicoloured modular groans, rising like a beast from beneath the city, scattering harmonies across beds of grumbling noise. Harshness never prevails, but the tonal flourishes disturb as much as they embrace you. This album was recorded across a 3 month journey in different locations in Japan. 
Edition of 20

Purchase them now via bandcamp, available cheaper when bought together.
Email us for a direct order to help save on bandcamp fees.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 3 - Music Drama Akai Mayu

Moroi Makoto and Koubou Abe provide the third installation of musique concrete from Japan. Choir samples and the sound of woodblocks make it particularly cinematic.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

AJB - Relics of YX (CLR08)

This March on Cellar Tapes!
Debut from Japan-London voyager and one half of Brightness, AxJxB.
Modular landscapes and audio-physical soundtracks, bringing forward a distorted but familiar world.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 2: Music For Puppet Theatre of Hitomi-Za

Volume two in the series features more bizarre manipulations from Yuasa, this time joined by Kuniharu Akiyama. This music was created for Japan's largest puppet theatre company, Hitomi-Za. Read more about them here.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Obscure Tape Music of Japan Vol. 1: Aoi No Ue

The first in this amazing series of releases that documents lesser-known electroacoustic and experimental music in Japan. Joji Yuasa features heavily in the series, which we will be posting up gradually. 
This volume is full of manipulated vocal chants. Like a ghost in your sink, haunting the drains beneath you.

Two new Cellar titles drop next month.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Somei Satoh 'Litania'

Beautiful, unfolding process pieces from contemporary Japanese composer, Somei Satoh.
At many points exercising his Zen influences by embracing the subtleties of tone at lower dynamics.

Peformed by the ever astonishing